Hello - I'm new to this community ('cos a member of Blackboard staff told me about it this morning) and would like to hear your views on my research!
I run a distance undergraduate degree course with students all over the UK. The thing that freaks them out is the idea of doing group work when they are not in the same place. I'm also doing a PhD, and my research question is "How can distance learning use collaborative work to promote a community of inquiry to give rise to enhancement of student experience and attainment?"
So, how do you do group work online? What tricks have you come up with to make it work to good effect?